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  • Liquor privatization effort kicked?

    With the passage last week of a state budget, Republicans' bid to get Pennsylvania out of the booze business is looking tapped out. Gov. Tom Corbett initially linked the budget to passage of liquor and pension reform, but when liquor reform began looking...
  • House kills pension bill; Senate goes home in budget stalemate with Gov. Tom Corbett

    HARRISBURG — The House tossed Gov. Tom Corbett's pension gauntlet back in his lap Tuesday, a day after he vowed not to sign a new budget until lawmakers vote to reform the state's two debt-laden retirement systems. Fifteen Republicans in the GOP-...
  • PA lawmakers told to be prepared to vote on budget

    Last week, Gov. Tom Corbett gave lawmakers an ultimatum: change liquor and pension systems or he won't sign a budget that includes tax increases by the June 30 deadline. With that deadline at 11:59 p.m. Monday, lawmakers are wrapping up a budget proposal...
  • Pennsylvania bill before lawmakers would ban pigeon shoots

    Pennsylvania bill before lawmakers would ban pigeon shoots
    HARRISBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Legislation that would ban pigeon shoots in Pennsylvania moved out of the state Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, the most progress the measure has made in two decades with backing by senior Republicans. Support for...
  • DA: Grant immunity to those who report drug overdoses

    DA: Grant immunity to those who report drug overdoses
    A law allowing illegal drug users to escape prosecution when they report overdoses won the support of Northampton County's top law enforcement official Monday. District Attorney John Morganelli said he backs a proposal in Harrisburg that would...
  • Republican schism grows over ‘Corbettcare’

     
    One out of three Republican voters gave Republican Gov. Tom Corbett a thumbs up in the latest Franklin & Marshall poll. That isn’t good for a governor facing re-election next year, especially when his approval rating is even lower among......
  • PA Legislature launches new website

     
    After lots of behind the scenes work by computer and legislative staff, the Pennsylvania General Assembly launched its new website Tuesday. The new site (to the left) is much more informative, lively and interactive than the previous version. That's a.......
  • PA Legislature's new website earns top grade

     
    The General Assembly’s newly designed website, which The Morning Call last month hailed as a sign of good, nonpartisan government, has received national accolades, too. The Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization devoted to greater...
  • Monday Morning Coffee: The fiscal cliff of insanity!

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. As of this writing, a mere 16 hours remain before an apocalypse that would have made the Mayans go "Hey, check out those guys" is set to befall this Great Republic of Ours. We're talking,......
  • Monday Morning Coffee: It's been 10 years since the Quecreek Accident.

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. As hard as it is to believe, it's been a decade since a mining accident in rural Somerset County focused national attention on Pennsylvania, briefly turned a media star out of then-Gov. Mark Schweiker and......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Supreme Court to hear redistricting challenges.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Everyone knows the classic image of the campaign reporter. Rumpled. Maybe a touch grouchy. Definitely cynical and weary from endless hours on the road and endless meals at diners along the highways and byways of......